Hidden Treasures Academy utilizes the online service of ism’s Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) to process applications. FAST will be the standard submission format for all applicants not paying the full tuition rate.

FAST does not decide whether financial assistance will be given or how much to give; rather FAST provides a need-based financial aid analysis service which includes a recommendation of what a family should reasonably contribute toward tuition. All information from FAST is kept confidential. Results are reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee who makes recommendations to the Executive Director based on next year’s budget and financial aid award letters are then sent to families.

As a reminder, you must reapply each year. To start the process, please do the following:

  • Click on the “FAST” Logo to the right.

  • Click ‘Start Application’ to begin.

  • The application process is self-guided. You may navigate in and out of the program allowing you to partially complete an application and go back to it at another time. FAST has a 24/7/365 helpline available to you should you have any questions, which can be reached by calling 1-877-326-FAST (3278). Please do not call the school with questions.

  • The charge for the application is $48.00 and to be paid by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) after all sections have been completed. If you do not have a credit card, please call Hidden Treasures Academy, Inc. for assistance.

  • After completing the online application, you will be required to scan or mail your most recent tax documents (Federal taxes including all schedules and W-2’s to FAST for verification purposes:

Independent School Management
Attn: FAST Processing Center
1316 N. Union Street

Wilmington, DE 19806


Your tax return must follow the submission of the online application and be submitted to FAST within 15-days of submitting the financial aid application.

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